Sometimes, I’m a coffee person, but on a chilly winter night, donning a pair of fuzzy socks as the fire in my hearth drapes a cloak of burnt orange over everything, I am most decidedly a tea person. These precious little leaves, so diverse in their flavor and intention, have a multitude of gifts locked inside.
Just when you thought the holiday chaos was over, New Year’s pokes its head around the corner. At this point, staying up to see the ball drop feels like a dream. Well, snap out of it! You have one week to get a mound of gifts un-packaged and stored away, the house cleaned up and your body in shape for that sparkling new statement dress. How can you get it all done? Read more →
One of the joys of winter weather: Curling up on the couch with a good book, a cuddly pet and a steaming cup of tea. With all the different types of tea around, how do you choose the right one? Green teas have come into the spotlight recently. They’re high in antixoidants and delicate in flavor, making them a great choice morning, noon or night.
Did you know about chocolate tea?
I didn’t. And I wish I had known. Instead of consuming a 750+ calorie slice of chocolate lava cake during my Christmas shopping marathon at the mall last week, I could have gotten my chocolate fix with a cup of chocolate-flavored tea, which has zero calories, instead. Oops. Well, the New Year is upon us, and it’s a time for new beginnings for me. I’m glad my favorite TV doc was discussing chocolate tea as a metabolism booster, because that’s indeed what I need to get lean and mean in ‘14! Read more →
One evening at dinner, when my children were particularly whiny and ungrateful, as children have a tendency to do sometimes, I decided to have everyone in the family say what was their favorite part of the day. We went around the table, and if anyone slipped into a complaint or a comparison instead of putting forth a positive thought, they had to start over. And the favorite part of the day cannot involve something that could hurt another’s feelings, such as, “My favorite part of the day was when Sarah left,” because siblings are prone to this type of thing.
They teach our children left from right, fractions from percentages, similes from metaphors. They teach them how to speak in an “inside voice” and to raise their hands instead of shouting out the answers. And if you’ve got little ones, they might even be teaching them how to use the potty. So how do you say “thank you, thank you, thank you!!” to your children’s teachers?
As we get closer to the winter holidays, many of us are making our shopping lists – and checking our bank accounts as well. What can you do if you want to save money while eating healthy? We’ve got the scoop on the answer: Buying in bulk.
Whether you’re stocking up for Thanksgiving or want to have a wealth of goodness for those after-school snacks year-round, here are some great deals in the bulk virtual aisle at Vitacost.
Recipes & Food
Beauty & Aromatherapy
Natural Health, Family & Home
Fitness & Sports
Posts by date
Love shopping? Hop to it.